Public invited to submit requests for amendments to the SJC Comp. Plan and Codes

San Juan County Council is beginning the “Annual Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments” or “Docket” process where the public is invited to propose changes, updates, or edits to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code. The deadline for submissions is 4:30 p.m. on March 1.

The Docket process allows interested persons, community members, hearing examiners, and staff of other agencies to request amendments to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan maps, policies, or development regulations. Development regulations are those contained in Titles 16 and 18 of San Juan County Code. The Growth Management Act requires this annual amendment process per RCW 36.70A.470(2).

The San Juan County Comprehensive Plan guides the County’s overall strategy for growth and development over the next 20 years. It sets the goals and policies for items such as land use, economic development, housing, transportation, and the environment. Every year, the County accepts applications for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and development regulations. Approved requests are added to the Department of Community Development work plan and can result in changes to development regulations, Comprehensive Plan goals and policies, and Official Maps. San Juan County values receiving comments and suggestions from the community.

What: Submit an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan or County Code. Application forms and additional information are available at: To request a physical copy of the application, use the contact information below.

When: Complete applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. March 1.

How: Send applications to the SJC Department of Community Development, P.O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or emailed to

San Juan County’s Department of Community Development is responsible for building permits and inspections, code enforcement, land use designations, long-range planning, and more. The department’s main office is located at 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. For more information about San Juan County’s Department of Community Development, visit